Book in the Sea is a project led by the Valletta Design Cluster and created by Japanese designers Atelier OMOYA + Space Production Lab, together with Maltese poet and book artist Glen Calleja. The work explores the relationship between Malta’s coastal landscape and literature, through an installation which “writes” on the water surface.

The collaboration brings together cutting-edge technological tools with principles borrowed from the composition of literary works. The result is a poetic reflection on the ephemerality of all things in a harbour which has been a key-point in the history of the Maltese Islands and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

Effett t’effett is a follow-up project led by ACT in collaboration with the Valletta Design Cluster and Glen Calleja to raise consciousness on consumerism, over-consumption and waste generation. Effett t’effett will take place following Kawża Effett, an extensive clean-up event organized by ACT targeting Maltese coastal areas and the hinterland. Kawża Effett engaged with different communities and was followed by the Think Tank open debate, where individuals coming from different communities discussed practical solutions for waste management in Malta. The cleanup and open debate were held on the 23rd and 24th June 2018.

The waste collected from the Kawża Effett clean-up may be reutilised as a creative resource in Effett t’effett, where creative practitioners will collaborate to further explore the issues of consumerism,over-consumption and waste generation. Artists will model the intrinsic worthlessness of disposed resources into sculptures, in an attempt to alter the general perception on waste and consumption. Tapping on collaborative effort, this project is hoping to engage a wide audience through creative expression, making a statement to inspire a brighter future and increase consciousness towards environmental issues.

BAĦĦ BLU / BLUE VOID will take place from 9th to 15th August 2018 at the Lower Barrakka Gardens in Valletta.

The creation of BAĦĦ BLU / BLUE VOID involves a diverse and experienced team of engineers, technologists and artists from very diverse backgrounds. This approach mirrors the way the Valletta Design Cluster works with its partners, bringing together people in a co-creative and collaborative environment. The Valletta Design Cluster provides cultural and creative practitioners with dedicated shared spaces and opportunities for working, learning and collaborating, and promotes user-centered design as a driving force for economic and social well-being in Malta.

Supported by:

TOKYO GEIDAI
aquamarine Fukushima
ITO ENGINEERING CO.,LTD.
TOKYO GEIDAI Crowdfunding (204 people)
株式会社タカギ
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